At Nestlé India, focus is on reducing waste generation through its packaging. It aims to use the minimum adequate packaging by weight and volume, and ensure that it is recovered and recycled at the end of its useful life. It is also intensifying its efforts to develop innovative new materials that can deliver the desired protection and functionality of incumbent packaging materials with better environmental performance.
As a responsible manufacturer of food products, it has also initiated few pilot projects collectively with few industry partners under guidance of central pollution control Board, state pollution control board and urban local bodies as part of EPR (Extended Producer Responsibility) to collect, segregate, recycle and recover plastic waste in a sustainable way. This initiative ensures compliance to local legislation "Plastic Waste Management Rules' 2016 as amended in 2018".
At present, Nestle is committed to renowned 3R's principles i.e. 'reduce', 'recycle' and 'recover' to be environment sustainable:
Reduce : Packaging optimization by ensuring eco designing of packaging in a sustainable way.
Recycle : Encouraging use of recycled material where ever applicable, Nestle is also exploring packaging with recyclable friendly structure.
Recover : Under Extended Producers Responsibility, Nestle has taken many initiatives to recover post consumer waste by converting multilayered plastic waste to energy.
A Gasolyser Pilot unit at Tahliwal has also been installed to convert its factory plastic waste to fuel.
-Special effects trough specialty papers and holographic films
-High degree of adhesion
-Glossy or matt effects
-Maximum light barrier
-Versatility: Wide variety of high quality, odour free laminates for medium / high volume product lines
-Brand Positioning: Differentiation on the shelf through distinctive and premium look;
End consumer benefits
- Eye-catchers on the shelf with a fresh and luxury appearance
- No impact (migration) of materials in the odour or taste or colour of product
This movement is something Bell Packaging have responded to by launching the 100% recyclable and environmentally friendly plastic, Retran®.
You may not be aware that such a thing was available or even possible, however this raw material produced from redundant PET bottles and drinks containers has created a plastic which can be reused over and over again.
Retran® is a transparent material which is clearly marked with the recyclable logo and since its launch in January, the company has converted nearly all of its customers to this form of recycled packaging.
It’s become a huge selling point to consumers who want to know if the products they are buying are packaged with recyclable materials, and clearly marking this logo onto the packaging makes it easy for customers to identify the material and recycle accordingly.
The raw material used to produce Retran® has been trialled extensively and the results show the material is as strong as the standard PET film used to make Jetran® tubing and clear folding boxes, so it doesn’t compromise on quality.
The material used to make Retran® is certified for direct food contact and the production is carried out in a BRC accredited facility.
Available in over 300 standard sizes Retran® can be formed into different shaped tubes and supplied in cut lengths or on reels. Typical application areas include DIY products, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and confectionary.
Packaging is what they do and is vital to business, but so is our environment. The company is committed to making huge steps towards ensuring what we produce will reduce plastic waste in the near future and will continue working towards a greener future.
Amcor’s packaging engineers worked with Nestlé to use polyethylene terephthalate (PET) to create a lightweight, sleek and clear bottle, with the Geo-Strap™ base to prevent denting and overfilling in Nestlé’s supply chain.
Made from organically based material with sunflower seed shells, the capsule and filter fleece are completely biodegradable in the garden compost within a maximum of six months, and are free from aluminium and genetically modified organisms.
Technology: Injection Moulding (IM)
The program, in India, aims to create an end-to-end recycling ecosystem starting at the point of waste generation and connecting to the recyclers thereby creating a Circular Economy on plastics. The digital platform created for this purpose shall provide complete visibility, traceability and digital governance. The programme will engage and improve the lives of more than 37,500 safaii mitras by organising them into self-help groups for income generating activities and enterprise creation.
This two-piece closure has a unique, press-to-open feature that replicates the coffee house experience. It brings increased convenience with a one-hand operation, clean product cut-off, and strong shelf appeal, thanks to this sleek closure design. This closure was also optimized to be lightweight, and is fully recyclable.
Heineken is ditching single-use plastic rings and shrink wrap from millions of multipack cans and replacing them with eco-friendly cardboard.
The Dutch company has invested £22m in new technology and production facilities at its UK sites that will enable it to start rolling out the changes across its popular brands , which include Heineken and Foster’s, from April 2020.
The can “toppers” are made from recyclable cardboard and are strong enough to carry the weight of a multipack. Their adoption by Heineken in the UK will lead to 517 tonnes of plastic being removed from the packaging of its brands by the end of 2021.
The changes will be rolled out first across Heineken, Foster’s and Kronenbourg 1664, then all its other brands in multipack cans, such as Strongbow, Bulmer’s, Red Stripe and John Smith’s, by the end of 2021.
Plastic pack rings, known in the industry as hi-cones or yokes, are used to hold together multipacks of canned drinks, particularly beer. A standard packaging device for more than 50 years, they have contributed to growing plastic pollution in the oceans and pose a major threat to marine life.
The UK is the first of the brewer’s 190 world markets to introduce the new packaging. In the UK it produces 530m cans across all its brands every year, of which Foster’s accounts for 150m and Heineken 39.5m.
Cindy Tervoort, the head of marketing at Heineken, said: “It’s what our customers want and expect, and we have been working on and testing this innovation for three years.”
Manufacturers and supermarkets have been taking action amid a growing public backlash over plastic packaging after the BBC One’s Blue Planet II series highlighted marine litter.
A spokeswoman for the Marine Conservation Society said: “This is an interesting development [from Heineken] and will help cut down the amount of plastic on our beaches and in our seas. These kinds of can yokes are regularly found on our beach cleans.”
Last year, in a quest to find an alternative, Carlsberg announced plans to replace rings with recyclable glue. Diageo has started phasing out plastic packaging from multipacks of its Guinness, Harp, Rockshore and Smithwick’s beers and replacing it with cardboard packs.
In September, Budweiser said it was removing single-use plastic pack rings from its entire range of UK-produced beer – which include the bestselling brands Stella Artois, Budweiser and Bud Light – by the end of 2020.
Heineken said its introduction of eco-friendly materials will cut the carbon emissions associated with producing multipack cans by one third.
Aptar’s Activ-Film™ Technology Selected to Protect New SARS Rapid Antigen Test for COVID-19 DiagnosisNews:
The QuickVue® SARS Antigen test is a point-of-care rapid antigen test developed by Quidel® Corporation, a leading manufacturer of diagnostic healthcare solutions, that delivers test results in 10 minutes. The visually read test requires no supplemental instrumentation and offers expanded access to affordable and accurate COVID-19 testing that will help meet the urgent testing needs of the global economy, including for those in school systems and rural areas.
Aptar CSP Technologies’ Activ-Film™ technology is integrated into the diagnostic kit to protect against moisture and other environmental conditions that could otherwise impact test accuracy. Activ-Film™ leverages Aptar’s proprietary 3-Phase Activ-Polymer™ technology, which provides a broad spectrum of custom-engineered protection in a variety of configurations, such as Activ-Vial™ for housing diagnostics dipsticks and Activ-Tab integrated within diagnostic cassettes. This material science-based active packaging technology is currently used to protect a range of electrochemical, lateral flow and molecular diagnostic test kits on the market today.
This unique design enables you to protect your products without the need for tape. The box seals securely with a mechanical lock design.
• 100% Recyclable
• FSC® certified materials
• Less environmental impact
• Cost effective
• Enhance customer experience
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